Guided tour

Antigua Guatemala: Gastronomic and Cultural Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Guatemala

Antigua Guatemala: Gastronomic and Cultural Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Gray Line Guatemala

From US$ 50 per person

Explore the fascinating city of Antigua and learn about local culture. Your expert guide will expose you to the wonderful local foods found within the city. See the city's markets, visit traditional restaurants and admire the colonial architecture.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the opportunity to taste Guatemalan food
  • Meet local people and learn about their culture
  • Appreciate the wonderful landscape of Antigua Guatemala and the Agua Volcano
Full description
Meet your guide at the meeting point and start the tour at the Central Park with an introduction to the Guatemalan gastronomy history. You will walk to Antigua's food market to learn about the history of the grains, vegetables and fruits used in traditional cooking. Admire the architecture of the colonial city of Antigua as you walk through the streets. You will have the opportunity learn how to make corn tortillas from local people. Then you will taste local dishes and learn about their history, and the fusion of pre-Columbian cuisine with ingredients of Spanish and Arabic origin. Most of the dishes are made with vegetables, meats and spices. Visit a famous restaurant known for its variety of local dishes. Discover what kitchens were like in ancient times, and taste a delicious Guatemalan dessert. Then you will continue to a typical Guatemalan candy shop where you can taste handmade candies and made from local ingredients. Afterwards, you will walk to the Santa Catalina Arch. Next you will visit La Merced Church, an amazing Baroque church and one of the most recognizable buildings in Antigua. At the end of your tour, you will be transferred back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Bilingual guide
  • Food tastings
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Optional gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • During holy week (April 17–21, 2019) the hotel pickup service is not available, and you will be requested to arrive at the meeting point where you will be picked up. Please be ready at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the start time of the tour. These meeting points will be at Casa Santo Domingo Hotel and Soleil Hotel.
  • A minimum of 2 passengers (adults) is required for the tour to run. If the minimum size is not reached, the tour is subject to cancellation and all tickets are refunded or rescheduled.
  • It is recommended that you bring walking shoes, hat, sunglasses, and a camera
  • Please contact local provider if you need a guide in any other language. French, German and Italian-speaking tours are available, subject to additional costs and guide availability
  • For groups of 10 persons or more, please contact local provider to arrange
Customer reviews

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We absolutely loved our private experience learning about Guatemalan history. Our guide was extremely accommodating, knowledgeable, and truly made us feel welcomed. We especially enjoyed trying the different local foods and learning which places we should come back to for a great meal. We look forward to visiting and touring with you again.

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June 30, 2022

Product ID: 175032